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but that car kept on the move. the final confrontation. sources tell the story this way. they say it happened in front of the heart senate office building on constitution avenue northeast. they say miriam carey was driving the car eastbound. as she approached the intersection, she encountered metal barricades embedded into the street. when they are up, they look like this. in an effort to avoid the barricades, they said she tried to make a u-turn and head down constitution avenue. as she did that, capitol police converge on the car and open fire. sources say as many as 16 shots were fired. she hits the accelerator and backs her car into the guard shack over there. police approach the car. open the door and find her dead behind the wheel.
her 1-year-old baby girl alive in the backseat. now officers from two agencies did the shooting. the secret service and the capitol police. was it justifiable? d.c. police are investigating the case. live on capitol hill, pat collins, news 4. police today in new york and connecticut trying to learn more about this miriam carey. before her family arrived in the district officers questioned them in their home in brooklyn, new york. police removed several items from her apartment. neighbors were shocked someone in their building had a connection to the case they were hearing about in d.c. >> you don't believe something this huge is sleeping on the other side of the wall from you. >> federal law enforcement sources say she spoke to her mom on the phone and drove straight here from connecticut yesterday. there are a lot of questions
about the chase. how did officers let her drive away speeding from the white house to the capitol? also, new questions about the communications breakdown between the separate law enforcement agencies responding. what went wrong? our team coverage continues with news 4s jackie bensen. >> reporter: sources fa mill yar with the investigation say they were shocked. inside the bullet marked black infinity who he has driver attempted to ram the two most important buildings, capitol police officers were startled to find a 1-year-old baby girl unharmed. her mother, 34-year-old miriam carey led police on a chase from the white house to the u.s. capitol. there was a serious communications gap during the chase. the pictures tell the story. this video captured by an arab tv station shows it stopped at a barricade on the west side of
the capitol campus. the cops surrounding it are from the u.s. secret service. they began chasing it after it ran a barricade over a mile away. those secret service officers were unable to warn u.s. capitol police which would have given them 30 to 45 seconds to put up the barriers. it was the same situation on september 16th when federal cops at the navy yard could not communicate with each other. >> they couldn't talk about what was going on. they couldn't communicate where the shooter was. some agencies have radios meant for tow trucks and cab drivers. >> reporter: the problem was supposed to be taken care of after 9/11 but budget and other issues got in the way. jackie bensen, news 4. >> the radios are still out
dated. we'll tell you more. tonight, house speaker john boehner and president obama agree on one thing, that they should negotiate. but that is where their agreement ends. that brings heightened anxiety as day four of the stalemate winds down. steve handelsman is at the capitol with more. steve? >> reporter: jim, thanks. here on the hill, both sides did a lot of talking about the need to talk together, but they didn't do it. >> we want to work! >> reporter: on day four, a protest outside the capitol where house speaker john boehner is irritated about talking about which party is winning. >> this isn't some damn game. >> reporter: boehner demanded negotiations with democrats. >> we open the government and bring fairness to the american people under obama care. it's as simple as that. it has begin with a simple
discussion. >> reporter: president obama took a walk on this sunny warm friday to a nearby sandwich shop. >> i'm happy to have negotiations with the republicans and speaker boehner on a whole range of issues. but we can't do it with a gun held to the head of the american people. >> reporter: after yesterday's capitol scare and word that some of the federal police who responded are working without pay, house republicans move to make sure the cops get paid retro actively and democrats agree, but they are furious about the shutdown. >> them people down there, the tea party people are nuts. they shut down the government and do what they are doing. >> reporter: tea party leader, ted cruz insisted the health care law has got to be stopped. >> obama care is costing millions of americans. they are losing jobs and not finding jobs. >> reporter: days until the dangerous debt ceiling fight. speaker boehner said we should not default on october 17th, but
he didn't rule it out saying spending has got to be better controlled. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> we want to work! we want to work! we want to work! >> those are fed up government employees out of work for most of the week rallying outside the capitol today demanding a budget get passed so they can get back to work. some told stories about how they won't be able to pay their bills if the shutdown goes on longer. some democrats attended the rally. a large group of workers is about to go on leave. lockheed martin will furlough 3,000 workers on monday. they are based in bethesda. many employees cannot work because the offices are located in government buildings that are closed or their work requires government inspections. the number of furloughed workers will increase each week if the shutdown continues. the unemployment office has
been jammed. 10,000 workers filing claims for unemployment since tuesday. one woman said she's been with the federal government 24 years. >> hey, you know, we have to do what we have to do. it doesn't seem to be any end to this, so, i need money to come in. my bills are starting to come in. >> we are encouraging every federal employee who needs to file a complaint to go online and complete the process. workers have to be out of work for at least a week before they are eligible to receive benefits. maryland can get them immediately. the government shutdown has trash piling up in urban parks run by the u.s. parks service. now d.c.s mayor, vincent gray is sending in city workers to pick up the trash. tom sherwood talked to people who welcomed that decision. >> reporter: music is still being played and pedestrians enjoying the popular dupont circle in connecticut avenue
northwest. the fountain is off because of the shutdown and trash is starting to pile up. now, d.c. trash crews are coming to the rescue, picking up trash here in logan circle late friday afternoon and other sites. local residents out on the beautiful afternoon were delighted at the city's decision. this howard university student was glad the city is trying to hold down the rat population. nobody likes rats? >> no. definitely not. the less i see, the better. >> reporter: this grandmother out for a stroll with her grandchildren and adult sons praised the city's decision. >> oh, i didn't know that. that is a good thing. we do not need a lot of rodents. >> reporter: the happiest of all was paul jacobs who lives on logan's circle who picks up litter all the time. >> shutdown since tuesday, right? >> reporter: yeah. >> the trash accumulates every day. i think it's great the mayor is trying to keep the city services
going. >> reporter: the d.c. government is open during the federal shutdown. it's unclear how long the city can finance their operations and pick up the park service slack. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. down south, we are tracking tropical storm karen and wonder if it's going to impact the weather this weekend. right now, high waves pounding the shores in pensacola, florida. surfers like it but areas in florida could get flooding. veronica johnson is tracking this system heading our way. >> that's right. it is days out. we know from tropical systems, it depends on the exact track of the systems. looking at the calendar, guys, we are days -- it's been days since we have had decent rain. two weeks since we have had substantial rain around here. let's talk about the storm system producing showers now hitting the gulf coast. louisiana right there around new orleans just where it's expected to make a land fall. seeing bands of rain move in.
the forecast track, once it does make land fall early, early sunday morning is it makes a beeline toward the mid-atlantic states, toward virginia. will it linger here and how much rain could we see or will we have delays for our commute the early part of next week? we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. a guy is using a bank as his personal atm. he's robbing the same one over and over again. our cameras caught heated confrontations. tonight, report how security tonight, report how security was alerted that a student was february, 2013. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration. even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell... ken cuccinelli joins tea party republicans to block the plan. but terry mcauliffe believes it's time to break through the gridlock in richmond. mcauliffe presses democrats to support the bill.
building in our area. a local student is in jail right now held without bond for bringing a gun to school. he's 18 years old and a student at pope john paul the great high school. police tell us he brought a handgun to school yesterday, showed it to another student and that student told staff. they arrested him and confiscated the weapons. the man in this surveillance picture is likely responsible for six robberies at a bank in alexandria. the latest one happened earlier today at noon. damage from the 2011 earthquake
that hit our area may have caused part of an apartment building to fall away this afternoon. bricks from the high-rise fell into the parking lot. firefighters and building inspector came out to check it out. the building was not evacuated, nobody was injured. a startling scene on the national mall. a man apparently set himself on fire. joggers stopped to help put out the flames. a helicopter landed on the mall to take the man to the hospital. the man was conscious and breathing when he was loaded into the chopper. it's not clear what his motives may have been. >> gates blocking monuments. if the national mall is america's lawn, the government shutdown is creating quite a backyard brawl. mark segraves shows us, the country's veterans are once again, caught in the middle. >> what you believe. it's wrong. >> since the shutdown went into
effect, the world war ii memorial is a flash point for people voicing their opinions. >> park service should be ashamed. >> i'm not ashamed. >> you should be. >> reporter: up until today, park rangers and police have blocked anyone but world war ii vets from entering. today, they told visitors, the memorial is closed, but they can't stop you from going in. >> they can't stop us from going in. >> reporter: despite relaxing at tha filledx
74 and mild at 11:00 p.m. let me show you the satellite and radar. we had a few sprinkles today. the clouds making their way from west to east. now they have broken up and fallen apart. we are clear right now. with that clear sky, what i think will take place early tomorrow morning after a fine evening here, we could see fog start to form because the winds are going to start to drop off.
folks around fauquier county and leesburg, fairfax and culpeper, you can see patchy fog early tomorrow morning. tomorrow, as the day unfolds, clouds across the area. calling tomorrow hot. it's going to be partly sunny. there's a possibility of one or two isolated sprinkles as was the case today. early part of the day. big moisture down south. all this from ohio to the gulf coast states, that's the cold front. then we have all that moisture from karen that moves to the north and east. how much rain are we going to get? we could get over an inch, maybe an inch and a half to two inches in southern most counties, especially if the system stalls. depends on how things play out over the next couple days. the system could stall and stay with us for a longer time period. tomorrow morning, comfortable.
mid to upper 50s. 66 in town. the high 89 degrees. we are going to hit the 80s as early as 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. it's a good day to get out. 90 degrees in culpeper. your storm team four day forecast here, dry for the weekend. wet for the early part of next week. especially monday late. we have moderate and heavy rain that could be moving in. temperatures cool down to the 70s. we'll look at the extended forecast and talk more about the impact of karen and the cold front in a couple minutes. >> thanks, veronica. the government shutdown is impacting area roads. is traffic any better? >> talk of a new highway going through an historic battlefield. it's a controversial plan that has people up in arms. a daring jewelry heist.
the government shutdown is having an impact on the commute around town. the drivers in some areas say there's less traffic. for riders on metro trains, metro, that is, the trains are less crowded. adam tuss has our report. >> reporter: well, is there commute actually improving during the shutdown? let's look at 395 here near the pentagon on a friday. this time of night it would not
be fun to be here. the traffic is moving and it depends on where you are on the road these days. many telling us the commute is improving. >> it's a piece of cake, like a saturday. >> reporter: really, a saturday? >> yes. >> reporter: you can tell she is excited her commute to crystal city is shorter. >> it's a kind of good even though the government is shut down. i feel sorry for the people, but it's an easy commute now. >> reporter: riddership is down about 20% the last three days. longer trains have been shortened. this is a photo from an orange line train. usually, you can barely find a seat. this rider with a message for the others that aren't here. >> i hope everybody come back to work, i miss y'all. >> reporter: one transportation option may actually be busier. capitol bike share has record days.
some have more free time on their hands. in arlington, adam tuss, news 4. the national cathedral is doing their part to help couples who planned to get married on federal property this weekend. they have to be postponed because of the shutdown. the cathedral is offering their garden for the ceremonies free of charge. officers unable to communicate quickly in an emergency. the news 4 i-team uncovering a problem in the district. why the capitol is pushing for a change. after a normal ride for school takes a frightening turn. a local chef cooking up quite a reputation. how his culinary talents
now at 6:30, the family of the woman who was killed after the wild case on the hill is prepared to speak out. >> the news 4 i-team is asking tough questions about communication during the chase and some of the answers might surprise you. more anxiety each day the government stays shutdown. how it's hitting local families. jim handly has more on the
capitol chaos. >> miriam carey's family is on the way back to brooklyn. on facebook, the family's attorney posted they will be holding a news conference around 9:00 today. they came to d.c. to identify and claim her body. they are filing for temporary custody of her 1-year-old daughter who was inside the car when carey tried to ram the barricades. police believe she drove directly from her home in connecticut down to washington, then immediately went to the white house. investigators are questioning her family and friends about her mental health. nbc news has learned tonight that her boyfriend alerted police last december that he feared for their daughter's safety because she was delusional and being treated for post partum depression. the president had her under surveillance, she believed. back to you. >> thanks, jim. the police charged with
protecting the capitol are doing so with old radio equipment. some of it doesn't work in parts of the hill. nearly ten years ago, congress approved and started overseeing the radio system. when news 4 i-team investigated today, he found a series of delays over budget and capitol cops still waiting for their new radios. one police officer said new or better radios could have helped the response at the capitol. her working off radios from the turn of the sunturery and people in charge aren't tells us why. capitol police officer who is asked not to be identified by name say some of their radios are 12 to 13 years old and the system connecting the radios is older. there are dead spots around the hill. some radios don't work in the u.s. house garages. when the news 4 i-team checked
on replacing them, we found a series of delays. it was 2005 when capitol police began studying a new system and 2007 when congress began spending millions to pay for the system. in the wake of the car chase and shooting, a union member said they long ago expected to have the new radios. they are a month away from getting them, at least. >> they can't communicate with them. now, you perhaps can understand that before 9/11. a dozen years after 9/11, there's no excuse for it. the costs, of course are now greater than thought. >> reporter: the original estimated cost, $35 million. the news 4 i-team obtained a list of yearly expenses and found the price tag is now $107 million and climbing. we went to the u.s. house committee but staff there declined multiple requests for
comment. so, too, did capitol police. the officers are saying they have having difficulty tracking. he compared the delay to a complicated home makeover. >> they will tell you, when you tear down walls and replace utilities you find obstacles that can delay the progress. >> we were told late this afternoon, no one could respond based on the shutdown. in public records reviewed, capitol police informed congress in 2011, the radio system would be implemented by spring, 2012. fall of 2013, no radios and no updated progress report from police. scott macfarlane, news 4 i-team. an ohio man pleaded guilty to rigging his jeep so it would crash near the white house. this was back in june. he wedged a wooden block on the gas pedal sending the jeep down
pennsylvania avenue at 40 miles per hour. he was trying to create a distraction to spray paint a message on the white house. he'll spend almost three years in prison when he's sentenced in february. a married couple living near the navy yard is feeling twice the pinch. they are both federal workers on furlough. they are trying to use their down time in a productive way. they are both feeling stressed. >> i think the stress of not being -- not being able to work is -- it's not a happy space to be in. >> a lot of it is a distraction. trying to keep ourselves together, so we don't lose our minds over this. >> heather works for a federal contractor serving nasa's goddard space flight and her husband works at the census bureau. >> two polls out in the race for governor of virginia.
800 likely voters find terry mcauliffe is leading 42% to 37%. libertarian candidate, robert sarvis has 8%. a university of mary washington poll shows mcauliffe 42% of voters and cuccinelli 35% and sarvis with 10%. julie carey has been covering the race and finds government shutdown is a hot issue separating the candidates. >> really, the start date for the affordable health care act. >> a round table of doctors to talk about the shutdown, ken cuccinelli doesn't back down. >> affordable is not how most people are characterizing this. it is not doing good things. >> reporter: last week after his answers in the nbc 4 debate, some wondered whether he supported the effort of ted cruz to use a shutdown to bump obama
care. he's against the shutdown. >> i have dealt with this before as a governor and legislature. i wouldn't let it happen. here, both sides have, it's like thelma and louise. they have gotten in the car together and driven off the cliff. >> reporter: they have made the shutdown the focus of new ads. cuccinelli said a governor mcauliffe would have a state shutdown if they didn't mack medicaid. now mcauliffe fired back reminding voters of cuccinelli's past support of senator cruz. >> he's supposed to campaign with ted cruz. >> reporter: cuccinelli says he'll have firm words with cruz and eric cantor when they are together at a fund-raiser. will you say knock it off and stop it? >> i'm going to push them to
finish it as quick as they can, yes. >> reporter: this voter in the ken cuccinelli camp. they say the longer the shutdown lasts and republicans are blamed for it, the more damage that could be done to the cuccinelli campaign in vote rich federal government rich northern virginia. julie carey, news 4. libertarian candidate robert sarvis calls it further proof of the dysfunction we come to expect from republicans and democrats. kids on the way to school ended up in a ditch. new developments about the congressman who criticized the park ranger. veronica, how are we looking? >> good. tropical storm karen is set to make land fall in louisiana and makes a beeline toward us. the rains, i'll tell you how messy it's looking for us early part of next week and how hot this weekend in a couple minutes.
some prince william county residents are outraged and frustrated with virginia's department of transportation because they are moving ahead with plans to build a parkway, a ten-mile parkway that cuts through the manassas battlefield. some believe it is going to become an outer beltway. >> this is the tenth battle for us. it's a constant on and on and on. >> this is an outer beltway or western by pass, it's not. >> snyder is hosting a rally for ken cuccinelli. democrat terry mcauliffe has not taken a side. how a baltimore county school bus flipped over on the way to school this morning. ten students were on the bus heading for pikesville middle school. the bus rolled over and landed in a ditch.
everybody managed to get out on their own before help arrived. five of the students and the driver went to the hospital with minor injuries. thieves hit a luxury jeweler. two well-dressed men rang the doorbell. when the sales clerk opened, eight masked suspects stormed in. within minutes, 20 expensive watches were stolen. the bandits threw a smoke canister on the sidewalk to help their escape. two people are in custody. this is the latest of jewelry heists in paris in recent months. the showdown at the world war ii memorial. tonight, who is calling for an investigation into how a congressman from texas treated a park ranger. one of the more popular chefs in the area. chefs in all the chicken in your grocery store
does this. february, 2013. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration. even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell... ken cuccinelli joins tea party republicans to block the plan. but terry mcauliffe believes it's time to break through the gridlock in richmond. mcauliffe presses democrats to support the bill. and the bill passes. terry mcauliffe. putting virginia first. "i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad."
as a government watchdog group says a governor from texas abused his power when he yelled at a park ranger about the shutdown. citizens filed a complaint against representative randy. news 4 caught the congressman telling the ranger it was her fault the world war ii memorial was closed that veterans wanted to visit. it happened on wednesday. >> celebrity chefs are all the rage. if you want to look at the roots of washington's food scene, one name comes up, robert from marcels to muscle bar, he spent years staging a food scene that is d.c. >> reporter: he is an american, born in germany who lived in belgium and trained in the netherlands. that journey provides the distinctive taste of his restaurant marcels, muscle bar.
he knows that food is a scene. >> it's a broadway show. t curtains come up and you put on the show. >> he know that is food can be part of urban renewal. he opened this back at 11th and k. his buddy just opened acadiana a block away. both venturing into a neighborhood that wasn't known for fine dining. >> it was known for one thing only, if you were circling for ladies. >> reporter: now they are in the midst of a boom town as buildings rise from the ashes of the old convention center and other chefs are moving in. >> fabio opened up across the street. d2 is down the road. this area really blossomed more so. >> reporter: you got in at a
good time? >> a very good time. >> reporter: he believes washington is fertile ground for chefs. >> it's a small town compared to the other cities. >> we have money. we have a lot of money here. >> it's why the restaurants do well. >> reporter: he doesn't like to compare washington to new york, but can't resist. >> d.c. is getting hotter and hotter. it is the nation's capitol. new york nyers don't like to admit that but it's true. you are going to see fashion people coming down here. d.c. is going to come into its own as not just a political town. >> reporter: he plans on adding another muscle bar. he has recently embraced a new passion, the health of the chesapeake bay. >> i'm trying to work out in smith island to go there and get my crab meat directly from the crabbers there and my soft shelled crabs, you know, and
working with my fishmonger trying to get most of my fish from the chesapeake, when we can, when it's running. >> reporter: he's turning up the heat in a town that is ready to sizzle. >> he's talking about getting oysters from calvert county. he's going with the concept of bay to table, that kind of movement coming here. it's going to be a great wait a second if you are fishing on the bay. doing anything. then it's going to get ugly. >> exactly. first, we talk about the weekend. i want folks to take care of themselves for the weekend with summer heat around saturday, especially saturday. hydrate and take care of yourself. then it gets messy next week. outside right now, not a bad sunset, right? we have a few clouds around the area. those have been breaking up and making their way out of here. as lovely as it is here, it's messy out west.
there's a snow system in wyoming and south dakota. it's a cold front that will bring us rain the early part of next week. it's the big blue line here. this area of low pressure, that's what will be left of karen as it makes its way from the gulf of mexico northward. all these interacting to give us measurable rainfall, i think, for monday and tuesday of next week. how much rain? i think we could have over an inch and a half that's possible by the end of tuesday. on top of that, anytime you get a tropical system moving into the area, you get the chance of thunderstorms. i posted that now. this is for monday afternoon and monday evening, mainly where we could see moderate and heavy rain moving in. so, it's the monday evening rush, at least for now that is looking like it could be messy. there could be delays out there. no problems for the evening. by 8:00, 9:00, 11:00 p.m., temperatures go to mid-70s.
a comfortable day tomorrow. 68 at 5:00 a.m. upper 80s across the area. again, this is hot stuff for us and feeling like summer across the area. mechanicsville, 88 to 87 degrees. northern virginia, temperatures just as high, if not higher. orange, maybe culpeper or fredericksburg could top out close to 90 degrees tomorrow. let's go ahead and take a look at the storm team four day forecast. the weekend a-okay. early part of the week, we are wet through tuesday. if karen lingers, wet into tuesday. right now, we are dry and cool down. the weekend is hot. you got to love some guys who are down 3-0 and then come back and win the game. that's really cool.
>> respect the fight, right. >> abc lutzly. >> there's a new attitude with the caps that you may not have expected. they were down 3-0. i don't blame you. jim doesn't blame you. they fought back and won the home opener. everything about the win is encouraging except the loss of the defenseman. a little deja vu. he was hurt in the opener last year. now this season, eight minutes into the first period, hillen was crushed into the board. he injured his knee. he stayed the night at the hospital. the coach doesn't know when he will return. someone the coach is thrilled by is five points in two games. he moved to d.c. he's living with teammate alex ovechkin. o.v. is driving him around town. >> how is o.v. as a driver? >> like in a game, you know,
always -- a machine. >> thanks. >> did you really think o.v. is a good driver? there's no way. fasten that seatbelt, right? pictures are almost always fierce when they are on the mound. when it's playoff time, sometimes fierce isn't enough. today, pirates started the rookie pitcher in game two. the emotion that worked for the 23-year-old, anger. busch stadium in st. louis. all that excitement is going to be drained out of him because of this guy. top two, two on and two out for cole. his first career postseason at bat, up the center. hustling in for second, not in time. that's a good way to help your cause. pittsburgh takes a 1-0 lead. pirates up. beltran catches him looking. beltran not happy with the call. now who is angry? six innings, five strikeouts and
one run allowed. he picks up their first postseason win. the series is tied at 1 heading back to pittsburgh. rhett sox honoring the victims of the boston marathon bombings with boston strong all over the park. they know how to do it. they they are playing against the rays. crushing one off the green monster. justin pedroia and ortiz coming in to score. it's tied at two. two batters with gomes on third. gomes scored the go-ahead run. boston takes a 3-2 lead. they go on to win big, 12-2. some football. talk to the maryland football team before they play florida state tonight. they have to tell you, it's just like another game, like any day of the week.
maryland in the top 25 for the first time since randy became coach two years ago. a win tomorrow could launch them them to heights we haven't seen in a decade. >> where we have been to where we are now is two different worlds. we have state confidence and stay humble. stay the course. the adversity we faced in the past is helping us. everyone is rooting each other on. it's a great thing to see. >> oh the pressure. they have momentum. fun at the president's cup. check out davis love hanging with a squirrel. they became friends on the course. he's been going every hole. here is tiger woods girlfriend, lindsay vaughn. she puts it on tiger woods. he's like get it off me. then the squirrel hangs around. i don't know what is going on with the attack of the squirrels but everybody is going nuts. sorry, i had to. >> get off me.
i have a friend, a cool guy with who i have a lot in common. but not everything. the other day we were in a field. he says i hate barack obama, hate him. i reply, i don't. and i have a rule, in the presence of guns of alcohol, i don't talk about politics or religion. he knows the rule, but loves giving me grief as long as i
give it back. with that, we picked up on guns and continued shooting, at targets, not each other. when the guns were packed away, he continued with his ill-informed opinions and i came back with mine. it was spirited, but never not -- we behaved like grown ups. we were in western maryland, there are a lot of people that think like my friend does. i'm in d.c., a lot of people here think like me. in that part of d.c., which most americans picture when they think of washington in that part, what there are not as many people who behave like grown ups, like adults. here is the deal. you people up there are ridiculous. how dare you come to washington, which you say you despise and behave in the manner that is most despicable. you roll in here from your district of people who think like you and callously throw 1
million people out of work because you are still mad about the election. you continue to pull your paycheck every pay period and apply your perks while millions of gs 6, 7 and 8s are trying to figure out how they are going to get by and whether they are going to half to cut their kids karate lesson. here is what got me. a report the government told pepco they are not paying their bill, pepco can't shut off the power to government buildings because they didn't get paid. you have lights, heat and ac while the gs-7 who can't pay his bill because you won't pay him, that dude is in a world of dark hurt. cut it out. grow up and work it out. my friend and i are never going to see eye-to-eye on a bunch of things, but we figured out how to disagree without being disagreeable. it ain't that hard. thanks for joining us.
on the broadcast tonight, on the broadcast tonight, national impact. from what washington has done. the government shutdown is really hitting home now for a lot of american families who are just trying to put food on the table. what really happened that set off that big scare and fatal shooting on capitol hill, and what we have learned so far about the woman behind the wheel. state of emergency along the gulf coast as a big storm closes in. evacuations tonight in parts of louisiana. nbc news exclusive. elizabeth smart talks with meredith vieira. a decade after her kidnapping ordeal she talks about why she didn't run when it looked like she had the chance. and master class. how the great tony bennett is putting his money where his heart is. "nightly news" begins now. good evening